Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas Card Craft Projects: Easy Ways to Recycle Old Cards, Part 2

As promised, here is part two of the Christmas Card Recycling kids craft projects we came up.
Todays card is another fun old Christmas card we had on hand that was left over from a previous year.  The colors on this card made it really easy to work with to create a fun recycled Christmas card project.
     The first project the kids made was a door stop.  They used a heavy piece of wood (left over from another project) which they painted black. Then they used some left over paper, ribbon, and rhinestones to decorate the wood block.

We also had some "Martha Stewart" Glitters available for them to use to bring a little sparkle to the card.
Perfect Printing Pouch
       Note: when working with glitter,  to keep the mess to a minimum,  I recommend using the Perfect Printing Pouch which keeps the glitter from sticking to the entire card surface.  It is a handy tool when working with glitter or embossing powders.  I just can not recommend this little gem enough.  
      Once the glitter had dried, the kids used more of the dimensional tape to attach the card to the wood block.  You can find dimensional tape at the local craft store and sometimes the local dollar store.
As you can see, this was a super easy project for them to complete in just a short amount of time.
For the next project, we decided to use a box that originally held some Benefit Cosmetics.  The box is a was trimmed in colors that worked really well with this card.
The box also had a cut out in front that could be used to hold a photo once the product advertisement material was removed.
They just added some rhinestones, a couple of charms, and cut the card down to fit into the frame.

Another super easy quick Christmas card recycling project that gave them fun results.  All of these projects were great because it they were so very easy to complete and held their attention long enough to finish the project.  Plus, I did not have to go out and buy any supplies. We just used what we had on hand.

1 comment:

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